Malaysia Car License’s Prefix

Suddenly something struck me on this question. How many or what kind of other car plate number prefixes does we have other than those country prefixes. So i google and the answer are all in wikipedia. So in case you guys are also wondering the same question, read along!

These are the normal vehicle’s prefix in Peninsular Malaysia

  • A – Perak
  • B – Selangor
  • C – Pahang
  • D – Kelantan
  • J – Johor
  • K – Kedah
  • KV – Langkawai
  • M – Malacca
  • N – Negeri Sembilan
  • P – Penang
  • R – Perlis
  • T – Terengganu
  • L – Labuan
  • Putrajaya – Putrajaya
  • W – Kuala Lumpur

While in East Malaysia, maybe due to the size of the country is big, so the two countries here: Sarawak and Sabah besides having the country prefix, they have also the region prefix.


  • QA / QK – Kuching
  • QB – Sri Aman
  • QC – Kota Samarahan
  • QL – Limbang
  • QM – Miri
  • QP – Kapit
  • QR – Sarikei
  • QS – Sibu
  • QT – Bintulu
  • QSG – Government


  • SA – Kota Kinabalu/Kota Belud (previously named Jesselton)
  • SB – Beaufort
  • SD – Lahad Datu
  • SK – Kudat
  • SS – Sandakan
  • ST – Tawau
  • SU – Keningau
  • SG – Government

Special Desination

  • HA – Perak
  • HB – Selangor
  • HC – Pahang
  • HJ – Johor
  • HM – Malacca
  • HN – Negeri Sembilan
  • HP – Penang
  • HQ – Sarawak
  • HS – Sabah
  • HW – Kuala Lumpur
  • LIMO **** W/B – KLIA Limo

Military vehicle

  • Z – The top men of the Malaysian Royal Army
  • ZA to ZD – Army
  • ZL – Navy
  • ZU – Air Force
  • ZZ – Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) staff
  • JMF – Johor Military Force

Vanity & Specialty plates

  • Proton – certain Proton cars
  • Perodua – certain Perodua cars
  • WAJA – Proton Waja cars.
  • Satria – Proton Satria cars
  • Tiara – Proton Tiara cars
  • Perdana – Proton Perdana cars
  • LOTUS – Lotus cars
  • KRISS – Modenas Kriss motorcycle
  • Jaguh – Modenas Jaguh motorcycle
  • NAZA – Naza vehicles
  • SUKOM – Issued only during the 1998 Commonwealth Games*
  • XIII NAM – Issued only during the 2003 NAM Summit*
  • X OIC – Issued only during the 2003 OIC Summit*
  • XI ASEAN – Issued only during the 2005 ASEAN Summit
  • BAMbee – Issued only during the 2000 Thomas and Uber Cup
  • XXX IDB – Issued to members and participants of the Islamic Development Bank conference

* – events was held in KL during that year (they are just normal citizens, so don’t be panic or scare when see these plate number)

Alright, hope i didn’t miss out anything..


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15 Comment(s) On This Topic

keeyit said during December 6th, 2007 at 11:39 am

Hahaha.. I wonder that also.. I used to take photos of those car which the car plate alphabet is rarely to be seen in KL.. haha.. kekeke..

kimfei said during December 6th, 2007 at 11:53 am

haha…now i can know the military plate d..hehe..b4 this i only know if start v Z,sure military..nvr know H also..

Nux said during December 6th, 2007 at 1:21 pm

very informative post 😉 din know there is so much classification, especially for military..

seraphangel said during December 6th, 2007 at 2:26 pm

interesting, did not know the car plates in east malaysia was so complicated.

Jason said during December 6th, 2007 at 3:37 pm

I love to collect nice car number photos as well…currently W1 still da best!!!

pookyma said during December 6th, 2007 at 10:12 pm

Dang…eye opener to me…i didnt know Sabah and Sarawak have even better number plates

boon said during December 7th, 2007 at 10:20 am

@keeyit: wah, then u really ar camera/hp camera 24hrs standby one loh :O

@kimfei: wait wait, H is for taxi leh, my bad my bad, edited the military section:P

@Nux: sorry sorry, the military section got a bit error, now change already 😛 is totally no H there..

@seraphangel: hahaa, big state ppl have to do things complicated only can.

@Jason: yeah~~ i still got the photos with me!

@pookyma: fuah~~ finish exam already! well, is not really better, just that it looks special coz we boring with our own peninsular’s number plate 😛

kimfei said during December 7th, 2007 at 2:49 pm

apa ni..wrong info…yester i almost tabit to the taxi driver…hahaha

宝茹 said during December 7th, 2007 at 9:21 pm

So complicated~~ thought it’s based on how new a car is? Hehehe~~ I don’t know really. 😛

Edward Khoo said during December 9th, 2007 at 1:53 am

“XXX IDB” looks so cool man, how I wish I could have my own car with triple X in front of it…

MerDuriaN said during December 9th, 2007 at 3:18 am

whoa you did alot of research huh
Anyway I like those nice carplate number like started from


boon said during December 10th, 2007 at 10:28 am

@kimfei: hahaha, u tabit to them they will feel happy man~ hahaha

@宝茹: yeah, is based on how new a car is but still there is a state prefix for it so that ppl know where the car was from 😀

@Edward Khoo: hahaha, is for Islam dude 😛

@MerDuriaN: hahaa, js curious to find out only 😀 later i post up few plate numbers my friend capture ^^

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